Pranavananda Swami from Basaveshwara Mutt files police complaint against Kamal Haasan for his remarks on Mahabharata (Source: Twitter)
Trouble for Kamal Haasan does not seem to end here after the incident where he gave derogatory remarks against Mahabharata. The actor on March 12 stated in an interview to a private channel that "In Mahabharata, Panchali was used a pawn while the men gambled. She was used as a collateral. And India is a country that respects and honours a book that revolves around men using a woman to gamble away as if she was a mere object". This sparked off intense reaction among the Hindu community and a complaint against him was filed on March 15.
Now Pranavananda Swami from Basaveshwara Mutt police filed a complaint against Kamal Hassan for his remarks.
Earlier, The PIL had been filed against the actor by the members of Hindu Munani Katchi. HMK president Arjun Sampath told Hindustan Times that “Kamal Haasan has been repeatedly taking an anti-Hindu stand and it has increased during the recent times. He has needlessly criticised Mahabharat, which is a revered epic of the Hindus along with Ramayana. Can he dare to talk in an insulting manner about Islam or Christianity and Bible and Quran?”
“The actor, who is a Brahmin by birth, is totally anti-Brahmin, anti-Hindu and anti-anything that is good for Tamil Nadu and India,” the HMK president said.
“Kamal Haasan is always trying to incite communal trouble with his remarks and even his previous films portrayed scenes and songs that reeked of anti-Brahminism and anti-Hinduism,” the HMK president adds.
Incidentally, Kamal Haasan of late has been wading into controversies, whether it was support for Jallikattu or AIADMK internal politics. He took to Twitter to post strong messages about his choice of chief minister.